Education and Committee Action Conference
New Board Members
FCIA Future Conferences
FCIA Education and Committee
Action Conference - On April 30, May 1 & 2, FCIA will
travel to Las Vegas' Embassy Suites Hotel, (702-795-2800,
$119/nite) across from Hard Rock Cafe & Casino, for it's
Education and Committee Action Conference.
The Program Committee has lined up an action packed Agenda
where we'll hear about Firestop Education Programs for installers;
Ray Bizal, NFPA's Western Regional Manager, will present the
new NFPA 5000 Code; FCIA's Code Consultant Bill Koffel's Spring
FCIA update; you'll hear about FCIA's involvement in ASTM,
ASME, and much more. Print the FAXBACK form, call the hotel
and get registered by visiting the FCIA
Sponsorships are available to all members to support the
sessions and golf tournament.
NEW FCIA Officers & Directors
- Tom Hottenroth (Firestop Solutions) Roger McKenzie, (McKenzie
Insulation, Inc.) and Bob Patton, (FireSafe Systems) have
volunteered their time, resources and energy to give back
to the industry as FCIA Board Members for the next 2 years.
Ray Usher, (Superl, Inc.) was elected Vice President/President
Elect, Bob Patton, Treasurer and Roger McKenzie, Secretary.
Thank these dedicated individuals for their commitment at
the ECA Conference in Las Vegas.
Committee Activity - FCIA
Committees have been active since the FCIA "Firestop
Industry Conference" in Nashville:
Marketing Committee - Don Murphy, Chair (PPMI Firestopping),
Bill Hoos, (JHC Passive Fire Protection Partners), Mike Wellons, (Firestop Carolina)
met February 10 at Underwriters Laboratories, Northbrook,
IL to discuss 2003's Committee Mission, activities to promote
FCIA, and Passive Fire and Life Safety Protection. Watch for
the FCIA Member "Toolbox" to help members grow their
businesses. The committee toured UL's Fire Protection Laboratory,
and met with IFC's Marketing Committee to promote our industry.
Thanks again, Rich Walke, UL, for the conference faciites
Technical Committee - Mike Dominguez, Chair (Firestop
Specialties Inc.) and the group teleconferenced twice in January
to respond to CSI's proposed changes to MasterFormat (TM).
Our industry asked that the title where firestopping resides,
"Passive Protection" be changed to "Passive
Fire and Life Safety Protection" which reflects what
FCIA Members provide the industry. They are meeting next week
in Miami to produce new material for FCIA. Call Mike Dominguez
at 305.871.2320 if you want to join the committee and work
Program Committee - This group, led by Bob LeClair
(A.F. Underhill, Inc.) has twice met to organize schedules
and speakers for FCIA's 2003 Conferences.
Accreditation Committee - Aedan Gleeson, (Gleeson
Powers, Inc.) has volunteered to chair an ASTM Standard Development
Committee for inspection firm qualification. This program
will be much like FM 4991, but for inspection firms. FCIA,
Fire and Life Safety Protection will benefit from a highly
qualified inspector force.
FCIA Future Conferences - If
you have ideas for great programs for upcoming Conferences,
please reply to this email so the program committee can review
the suggestions. Or, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Bill McHugh, FCIA Executive Director
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